A. Ilioudi, B.J. Wolf, A. Dabiri, and B. De Schutter, "Towards establishing an automated selection framework for underwater image enhancement methods," Proceedings of the OCEANS 2023, Limerick, Ireland, June 2023.
The majority of computer vision architectures are developed based on the assumption of the availability of good quality data. However, this is a particularly hard requirement to achieve in underwater conditions. To address this limitation, plenty of underwater image enhancement methods have received considerable attention during the last decades, but due to the lack of a commonly accepted framework to systematically evaluate them and to determine the likely optimal one for a given image, their adoption in practice is hindered, since it is not clear which one can achieve the best results. In this paper, we propose a standardized selection framework to evaluate the quality of an underwater image and to estimate the most suitable image enhancement technique based on its impact on the image classification performance.